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Re: killie profits
One of the reasons this hobby hasn't been taken over by the "big breeders"
is that it wouldn't be profitable. Lets be thankful that we found a hobby
that allows us to breed fish our way without the domination of the
commercial breeders. Enjoy the hobby. Write a book about it. Sell the book.
>From: David Ramsey <djramsey30045 at yahoo_com>
>Reply-To: killietalk at aka_org
>To: killietalk at aka_org
>Subject: Re: killie profits
>Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 06:22:43 -0800 (PST)
>This 'profit hope' gets into everyones mind when they
>get started with most any pet, be it fish, birds, dogs
>horses. So it probably should be addressed. There are
>a lot of long answers, but there is one short answer
>that is an absolute fact of life. If you could raise
>killies and generate a decent profit at home, then one
>of the big guys with all there advatages and resouces
>would take it away from you. Yet, you can not go to
>the south Florida fish farms and see great ponds of
>killies being raised. Killies to raise are labor
>intensive, require expensive food (compared to
>platies), and have a limited market. Thus being raised
>profitably does not work.
>Set your fish room up for enjoyment and hobby.
>Consider the offspring as helping to pay for the food
>and a sign of good care.
>djramsey30045 at yahoo_com
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